• Events,  Huddersfield,  University

    The Get Involved Awards: Results!

    It was the 1st Get Involved Awards on Friday evening, hosted by our very own Student Union Activities officer Jake Rodgers. We have over 22000 student and 624 registered committee members who help to smoothly run the outside lives of the students. Sometimes we can forget to say thank you to all those working hard to make a student’s life exciting and fulfilling.   This was the main reason for this event, to say a big massive Thank You to everyone from sports clubs, societies, academic clubs, and even volunteering.   1) The first award was the event or trip of the year award for societies, and the Nominees were the Drama Society for their…

  • Film & TV

    Deluge of Netflix content continues with The Umbrella Academy

    Seven super-powered siblings reunite to save the world, only if they can put aside their dysfunctional upbringings in Netflix’s new series. The plot begins with 43 women miraculously becoming pregnant and giving birth at midday on 1st October 1989. A Phileas Fog looking gentleman, eccentric billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreaves (Colm Feore), adopts seven and proceeds to train the children in how to use their powers. Whether or not Hargreaves knew they would have powers, or it was just a happy coincidence is never fully explored – a common theme with the series. Regardless the children are moulded into a crime fighting team. Fast Forward to the present and we are…

  • Huddersfield,  University

    The Exam Scare: How to prepare and do well

    With final exams looming over us, it is often easy to become overly stressed and anxious and not do well. Here are some techniques that can help you prepare properly and do well in your exams: Preparation-  Study SMART: The most important, and the often ignored, aspect of exam preparation is the importance of planning it out. Effective study is insured by delegating chunks of your time to certain subject areas every day, so that you have the chance to study them thoroughly, rather than cramming up the night before the exam, and jumbling up all the concepts in your head. Organise yourself; pull out the planners and folders, de-clutter…

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    University

    SCONUL Access Scheme

    One of the perks of being a University of Huddersfield student is that you are eligible to join the free SCONUL Access Scheme. This scheme provides you access to enter and use various university libraries across the UK. So, what is the SCONUL Access Scheme? Well – it is a reciprocal scheme that allows many university library users to borrow and use library books and journals at other participating libraries. You can find out more about the scheme at https://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access. Okay, so what is there for me? This would be beneficial for commuter students who do not live in Huddersfield but need access to academic books and materials to study.…

  • Huddersfield,  Mental Health,  University

    Studying for a master’s degree helped my mental health

    I’m currently a postgraduate student, studying for a Master of Science (MSc) in Marketing Communications, with hopes of starting my own business or doing a PhD in business and marketing. A few years ago, that wouldn’t have even crossed my mind. I graduated with a 2.1 in journalism for my undergrad in 2017, and although there were parts that I enjoyed (the course itself), I wasn’t happy, and I wasn’t in a good place mentally. After graduating, I had no idea what I wanted to do, and I feel as though a lot of people find themselves like this after graduating. “University opens doors”, but in reality, it doesn’t (for…

  • University

    Productivity Apps & Websites for Students

    As students, sometimes it can get a little overwhelming with different deadlines and assignments pilling up everywhere. With examinations coming up, we could all use a little help to keep us on track and ensure that we can manage all that we need to do. Here are some of the productivity apps and websites for students that you can use to help you get through these hectic weeks.   1) StayFocusd – Google Chrome Extension If you mainly use Google Chrome to browse the internet, you can install the free StayFocusd extension to help you stay productive. You can create your own ‘Blocked List’ and ‘Allowed List’, where you can…

  • Editorial,  Media,  Music,  Uncategorized

    REVIEWED: TxT – The Dream Chapter: Star

    Big Hit Entertainment have been teasing with videos since the start of the year, and on 4thMarch, Tomorrow X Together debuted with their first EP The Dream Chapter: Star.  For those who are unaware, Big Hit Entertainment are the label who manage Global K-Pop superstars, BTS, and if you haven’t heard of BTS over the past year, then you must’ve been living under a rock. However, TxT are the first artist who Big Hit are debuting since they debuted BTS, so the talent must be there if the label who manage the biggest boy band in the world have debuted them. According to Big Hit, the name of the band…

  • Events,  Huddersfield,  University

    Student leaders help improve your university experience: here is why you should vote!

    Student Leadership is an integral part of student success, as well as a fulfilling academic experience for every student attending university. With SU Elections approaching fast, our student nominees getting ready to start their campaigns, and the atmosphere at university filled with electric anticipation, it makes us think; Why? Why is it so vital to participate in the voting process? And why do we even NEED students at university leading and taking charge? It is known that Leadership and Passion often go hand in hand; leaders passionate about their work and what they believe in and having the ability to arouse that passion in their fellow students and team members…

  • Lifestyle,  Music,  Opinion

    The Brit Awards 2019 – Celebration for British Music!

    Opening with a parody of Fyre Festival, the 39thBrit Awards took place on Wednesday night at The O2 Arena, London. With huge performances from the likes of Dua Lipa, The 1975 and P!nk, the annual pop event celebrated what was a successful year for British music. Alongside Calvin Harris, The 1975 picked up two Brit Awards this year, for British Album of the Year and British Group of the year. Hailing from Manchester, where several big indie rock bands have come from, 2018 was a big year for the band as they released the third studio album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships. Following the popular release came a sold…

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    Film & TV

    REVIEW: The Punisher Season 2

    MARVEL / NETFLIX STARRING: Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Giorgia Whigham, Floriana Lima, Jason R. Moore, Josh Stewart Reviewed by Charlie Pickard Season 2 of Marvel’s The Punisher is now streaming. Season 1 was released in November 2017 – both seasons of this phenomenal show are well worth your time. (You should not watch Season 2 unless you have seen Season 1, as it follows directly on.) As with the first season, the writing, directing and acting are all exemplary. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot and his writing team have crafted an engaging story that is dark, gritty and violent. Never dull nor too fast, it is well-paced and always…